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Mutton Bustin’

General Information

Athletes ages 4-9 are eligible to compete. All participants must weigh 50lbs or less.
The top seven riders will be selected from the prelims to compete in the finals in the
main arena. All finalists will receive a trophy and the top three finishers in each
performance will earn a Gold, Silver or Bronze Rocky Mountain State Games

Competition Date(s)

Tuesday, July 9 – Saturday, July 13, 2024

Registration Entry Fees & Deadlines

Registration Deadline: None

  • $15 Per Preliminary Ride

Pre-registration is NOT required!

Competition Venue

Norris-Penrose Event Center (1045 Lower Gold Camp Rd, Colorado Springs, CO 80905)

Competition Format Details

Additional Notes

There’s lots to do before the Rodeo begins. Grounds open at 4:00 p.m. for the evening performances and at 10 a.m. for matinee performances. Mutton bustin’ preliminaries or try-outs are a fan-favorite and tons of fun for the whole family—more detailed information is available on this page if your child is interested in competing! Plus there’s pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, goat roping and more!

You can also kick back while you’re in the Fan Zone and enjoy the Beer & Wine Corral.

Only in the Fan Zone and before the Rodeo!

With vendor booths on the north and south sides of the arena and in the Fan Zone, you’ll see a wide array of unique goods to shop, from hats and authentic Western wear to toys and souvenirs. Vendors and concessions offer plenty of options for meals, snacks, and drinks.

Competition Rules and Format

Competition Schedule

Prelims: Starts at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday–Saturday nights and 10 a.m. for the Friday and Saturday matinees.

Finals: Takes place at each performance.

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*The RMSG has a NO REFUND policy.  Click here for details on eligibility, inclement weather, refunds, etc.